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Old 07-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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Question Cannot chmod files in windows partition

I mounted my windows2000 partition (which is on another drive) by:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/vfat

Since my Linux(RH9) partition doesn't have enough space, I wanted to put some of my files in the windows partition. So I tried changing the permissions, so that I can RW it in my non-root login, using chmod:

# chmod 775 My\ Documents/
chmod: changing permissions of `My Documents/' (requested: 0775, actual: 0755):
Operation not permitted

I tried looking at man mount, to see if there are any mount options that I should have used. But by default mount is rw.

Can anyone help me know what/why the problem is.

Old 07-17-2003, 01:58 PM   #2
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The only thing I can think of is that the file system is mounted Read-Only.
Try adding -o rw to your mount command.

Also, changing permissions on a vfat file system does not work in the same way as in Linux.
Old 07-17-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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when you add the mount point to your fstab you have to specify in the options that you want regular users to have r/w access to the drive instead of ro...
adding something like umask=000 or uid=500 (if your userid is 500) will work.


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